Psychology of Education
Theory, Research and Evidence-Based Practice
- Janet Lord - Manchester Metropolitan University
Applied Psychology (General) | Cognitive Development | Educational Psychology
Educational psychology applies psychological theories, ideas and methods to education and to understandings of teaching and learning, both in the classroom and beyond. As last few months have shown, psychology can have a huge impact both on and in education. This practical guide applies evidence-based practice to real-life scenarios over a broad range of topics in the psychology of education, from its historical roots to digital learning, and from cognitive development to diversity and cultural differences.
Essential reading for students of education, psychology, and educational psychology, as well as teacher trainees and practising educators working with learners of any age, this textbook offers a variety of perspectives and advice on contemporary issues in educational psychology.
Janet Lord is Faculty Head of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Benché dedichi spazio all'educazione formale, il testo si concentra sul rapporto tra psicologia ed educazione, andando a riprendere concetti che spesso in Italia sono trattati in psicologia generale o dello sviluppo (es.: sviluppo cognitivo/sociale/affettivo, teorie dei tratti...), mentre lascia poco spazio alle varie forme di apprendimento e alla metacognizione